cholecystostomy


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cholecystostomy

[‚kō·lə‚si′stä·stə·mē]
(medicine)
The establishment of an opening into the gallbladder, usually for external drainage of its contents.
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Reestablishment of bile flow to a diseased GB can also result in false negative studies including cases of cholecystocolic fistula (103) and post cholecystostomy.
At necropsy the gallbladder contained a cholecystostomy drain.
This decision should have been tested intra-operatively by a repeat cholecysto-cholangiogram, unfortunately it could not be done due to technical reasons and hence an access for performing a dye study was left in the form of cholecystostomy.
The patient was considered to unstable for a surgical intervention and an emergency percutaneous CT-guided cholecystostomy was done, in spite of a very low platelet count (7 000/[mm.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy (PC) was described as a minimally invasive, image-guided procedure and has become an alternative treatment strategy for high-risk patients with acute calculous or acalculous cholecystitis who are unfit for urgent surgery (1,5).
Percutaneous cholecystostomy could be also used as a method of exclusion of the gallbladder/biliary tree as a source of sepsis in unstable severely ill patients.
Acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: percutaneous cholecystostomy vs conservative treatment.
Predicting Infected Bile among patients undergoing percutaneous cholecystostomy.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis in high-risk patients: experience of a surgeon-initiated interventional program.
Percutaneous cholecystostomy for management of acute cholecystis in pregnancy.